ABOUT GANDHARA CITY ISLAMABAD
Centrally located in Islamabad, and furnished with all the modern amenities following global standards, Gandhara City is one of the topmost housing schemes in the city. The residential project is in its pre-launch phase but promises to deliver the best upscale living experience to its residents. Gandhara City Islamabad aims to present an alluring blend of traditional Gandhara culture with modernity, ultimate comfort, privacy, and space.
The housing scheme features all the necessities along with entertainment facilities readily available within the society. This combination means residents will not need to travel to faraway places in search of entertainment. Furthermore, be it schools, hospitals, mosques, parks, shopping malls or a community centre, Gandhara City Islamabad encompasses everything, translating into a perfect setting for a complete life. The area is surrounded by the lush green natural environment, brimming with fruit trees, green belts, gardens, and a wide main boulevard.
The city is designed as a fully automated gated community with a boundary wall. It features highly efficient and contemporary security systems with state-of-the-art CCTV cameras, RFID-based entrance system and 24/7 operating central surveillance room for the security of residents.
A high number of residential and investment opportunities are available here, making Gandhara City an ideal place for residents and investors alike. It offers a large number of residential plots of varying sizes, categories, and features. The area is also near the New Islamabad International Airport and Islamabad-Peshawar Motorway (M-1), contributing positively to the value of the property. Property prices and profits are expected to increase further after the completion of Gwadar-Kashgar Economic Corridor.
PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
The developers of Gandhara City are aiming to provide a safe, reliable and luxurious lifestyle to the people, and as such, Gandhara City boasts state-of-the-art planning, ideal location, and modern architecture. Its community system is sure to appeal to everyone looking to live in a peaceful, secure, and deluxe society with all the essential facilities conveniently at their disposal.
AT A GLANCE
- Well-designed neighbourhood with an aesthetic look, and wide, carpeted road
- Features lush greenery, beautiful parks, and green belts
- Ideal location with the provision of necessary and luxurious amenities
- Gated community with guarded entrance
- A Highly alert and smart security system
- Ideal educational and health facilities available within the society
- Shopping malls, markets, a cinema, and mosque available within the society
- Includes a proper system for garbage collection and disposal
- Facilitated with an underground system for electricity, internet, gas, and telephone network
- Efficient and modern system for sewerage, drainage line, and water supply
- Features solar-powered street lights and overhead water tank
- Ideal for residential and investment purposes
FACILITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
Public Transport in Gandhara City Islamabad
Being a well-developed and highly modernized society, Gandhara City offers smooth and wide carpeted roads. The roads outside the area are also developed and well-kept. So, safe and comfortable transport to and from Gandhara City is a breeze. Generally, residents of the neighbourhood commute via their personal conveyance. However, several ride-hailing services like Uber and Careem are also easily accessible and can be booked at any time. Besides, taxis and rickshaws are also available nearby should the residents wish to use them to commute.
As far as public transport near Gandhara City, Islamabad is concerned, several bus stations are situated close by where numerous buses pass through all-day. Some nearby bus stops include Quality Chowk Bus Stop, located at Benazir Chowk, Islamabad, which can be reached within 34 minutes from Gandhara City. Besides Motorway Chowk Bus Stop on Peshawar Rd, Jhangi Syedian is reachable in 31 minutes, while Golra Mor Bus Stop is 32 minutes away, and Usman Chowk Bus Stop, situated on Service Rd W, G-13/1, is 30 minutes away. Daewoo Express Bus Terminal, located at Peshawar Rd, Jhangi Syedian can be reached in 34 minutes. Daewoo buses are an excellent way to travel from Islamabad to nearby cities such as Rawalpindi or Lahore. The coaches are usually air-conditioned, spacious and comfortable. Other nearby bus stations are Chongi No. 26 Bus Stop, Chour Chowk Bus Stop, Chour Harpal Bus Stop, and B-17 Sector Bus Stop.
Markets in and near Gandhara City Islamabad
Gandhara City will feature well-developed, furnished, and air-conditioned supermarkets within the community. This will bring in added convenience for residents when it comes to shopping for general products and groceries. They wouldn’t need to go out of the society for everyday shopping as a commercial area has been developed inside the society. Besides, more markets in different sectors will also be designed for the comfort of residents.
Moreover, there are a bunch of markets near Gandhara City, Islamabad, which are frequented by people from all the nearby areas. The markets are not located too far away and can be reached in around half an hour. For instance, Mini Market, located in No. 5, Street 27, G-15/1, is only a 31-minute drive away from the society. Nawab Market in Block A, Tarnol, Rawalpindi - Jand-Kohat Road, is reachable within 35 minutes. A clothes market, located at Street Number 6 A, Jhangi Syedian can be reached in 38 minutes. Alamdar Market in Jhangi Syedian, Rawalpindi - Jand-Kohat Road, can be reached in 36 minutes by car. Zam Zam Market, in E-16, Islamabad Capital Territory is reachable in 39 minutes and Mobile Market, in Tarnol, Rawalpindi is reachable within 34 minutes.
There’s also a Vegetable Market at Shafi Janjua Road, Naseerabad, Rawalpindi, which you can reach in 33 minutes and shop for fresh fruits and vegetables. As mentioned earlier, all the necessary facilities of grocery and general products will be available in the housing scheme. However, residents can also visit other general stores located nearby. These include Bahria General Store, on Jhangi Syedan Road, Save Mart Grocery Store, located in SK Plaza, Peshawar Road. Besides, Faiz Super Store in G-15/1, Save' n Save Cash & Carry on Street 1, G-15 Markaz, Qureshi Electronics, Taimur Sanitary & Electric Store, and Rehman Electric Store are some of the nearby stores selling electronic products.
Mosques in and near Gandhara City Islamabad
The availability of mosques near your area of residence is an excellent source of relief for both residents and investors. Going to far-off places for offering daily prayers is difficult for everyone. Keeping this in mind, Gandhara City offers a magnificent mosque, named Gandhara Mosque, developed inside the housing society. It is well-equipped with all the necessary facilities and provides a perfect, sacred environment where residents can pray comfortably.
But still, there are some mosques outside Gandhara City located within short distances. For instance, TopCity-1 Masjid, located on Kashmir Highway near New Islamabad Airport is only 6 minutes away. Jamia Mosque Fazaia Islamabad in Block D and Mosque G11 Markaz are about half an hour away from the society.
Schools, Colleges And Universities in and near Gandhara City Islamabad
Living in Gandhara City means you have the ultimate ease of having all the utilities including educational institutions at your convenience. Residents will not need to send their kids to schools located far away from services since some of the best and top-notch educational institutions are available within the society. Better yet, there are a considerable number of schools, colleges, and universities located near Gandhara City, Islamabad. Check out the following list of schools located nearby with their locations and driving distances from the society:
- HOPE School (Capital Campus) on 327, Street 17, G-15/4 is 28 minutes away
- PIPS School System, G-15 Campus on Street 13, G-15/4 is also 28 minutes away
- Colours International School on Service Rd, G-15/2 is 29 minutes away
- The City School Nursery, G-15 House No 70, Khayaban-e-Kashmir is 30 minutes away.
- The Smart School Fazaia Islamabad Campus in Block E is 31 minutes away
- FG Girls High School on Fateh Jang Road, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, is also 31 minutes away
- The Knowledge School Haroon Campus at Jammu & Kashmir Housing Society F-15 is also reachable in 31 minutes
- FG Boys High School on Fateh Jang Rd, Islamabad is also a 31-minute drive away
- Roots international Schools Repton Campus in Jammu & Kashmir Housing Society G-15/2 can be reached in 38 minutes
As for colleges, there are several of them located near Gandhara City. Some are mentioned below:
- Apex College & Academy, House 740, Main Double Road-3, G-15/1, is 31 minutes away
- Islamabad Model College For Girls is reachable in 34 minutes
- Islamabad Model College For Boys in Tarnol Islamabad is 36 minutes away
- Scienta Vision School & College, located in 40, G-10/4, Street 37, I & T Centre, is 37 minutes away
- PAC College on Main Kashmir Highway, near G-14/1, can be reached in just 25 minutes
Many well-known universities of Islamabad can be reached from Gandhara City in quick time. Some universities located nearby are:
- Cosmopolitan University College Islamabad, located near G-14/1, Main Kashmir Highway is reachable in 25 minutes
- NUST College of Electrical & Mechanical Engineering on Peshawar Road is 36 minutes away
- National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) on Scholars Avenue, H-12, is reachable in 39 minutes
- Riphah International University, located on I-14, near Hajj Complex is a 39-minute drive away
- International Islamic University, situated in H-10, Islamabad, is 41 minutes away
Banks in and near Gandhara City Islamabad
It is true that we can’t work out our financial matters without the services of banks in this day and age. So, it is necessary for every housing project to have banks located near the residential area for fulfilling the banking needs of people.
Fortunately, branches of many well-reputed banks are already functional near Gandhara City. The banks offer all types of banking services including personal, corporate, and ATM services. Besides, Muslim Commercial Bank (MCB), located on International Airport, Bank square is only about 14 minutes’ drive away from the society. Other nearby banks include UBL Bank on G-15 Markaz, JS Bank on Paramount Arcade, G-15 Markaz, and Allied Bank Ltd. on Wall Street Plaza, Main Road No. 1, G-15 Markaz.
A proper and modern underground system has been installed within Gandhara City to ensure uninterrupted supply of electricity. There’s an efficient backup plan for power for all the sectors and areas of the scheme. According to the developers of the society, the residents of Gandhara City are assured of constant electricity supply in their neighbourhood and electricity shortage will never be a problem for the community.
Clinics and Hospitals in and near Gandhara City Islamabad
Living in a society where health facilities are located far away will only lead to complications and mishaps. It is mandatory for every aspiring property buyer to check out the availability of clinics and hospitals located nearby a society before opting for a property. The developers of Gandhara City know the significance of nearby clinics and hospitals all too well as the finest of health facilities and services are clearly included in the development plan. And so, you wouldn’t need to go out of the society for health facilities as they will be quite close to your residential area.
However, there is a fair amount of clinics and hospitals in and near Gandhara City Islamabad. Malika Clinic, located in Thalian, Rawalpindi, is only a 21-minute drive away. Also, The Dental Care Clinic on G13/1 Street No. 110 is only 30 minutes away. Other nearby clinics are Bismillah Clinic on 87 Street, G-13/1, Ali Medical Clinic on Islamabad Motorways Link Road, G 15/4, and Shifa Homeopathic Clinic & Store on F-17/3 Islamabad.
Similarly, tons of hospitals are also located near the locality. These include Shifa International Hospital on Pitras Bukhari Road, H-8/4, Maroof International Hospital on 10th Ave, F-10 Markaz, and Margalla General Hospital on Quaid-E-Azam Ave, Gulrez 3. All of these can be reached within 40 to 45 minutes by car.
PROPERTIES IN GANDHARA CITY ISLAMABAD
Sales Price Trends for Gandhara City Islamabad
Sales price trends of an area are one of the most necessary things to consider before you proceed with your decision of property purchase. Once you have analysed them thoroughly, you are more likely to make the right decision according to your residential or investment objectives. Currently, there are several residential plots available in Gandhara City Islamabad. Their price trends are discussed below:
Plots for Sale in In Gandhara City Islamabad
There are many plots for sale in Gandhara City, Islamabad. These plots come with different sizes and features. The price of residential plots of 5 marla starts at around PKR 11.5 lakh, going as high as PKR 75 lakh. While the minimum asking price of 8 marla plots is somewhere around PKR 42 to PKR 50 lakh.
Residential plots bigger than 8 marla, commercial properties, flats, and properties available for rent will presumably start crowding property listings as soon as more development works get completed in the society.
SHOPPING, RESTAURANTS AND BAKERIES
Malls in and near Gandhara City Islamabad
Restaurants And Bakeries in and near Gandhara City Islamabad
Just like schools, hospitals, mosques, and malls, restaurants and bakeries will be constructed inside the lavish community. Dining out with your family and friends becomes more fun and convenient when restaurants are just a few minutes away from your home.
In spite of that, you can also visit various restaurants in the city within a short time as there are many restaurants and bakeries located near Gandhara City. For instance, Kayani Restaurant on Fateh Jang Road, Qutbal, Rawalpindi is only a 30-minute drive away. HOT N SPICY Restaurant, shop no 10-11, G-13/4 is 32 minutes away, which is quite famous for its BBQ. Similarly, Abbasin Fish Point & Restaurant, located in Bhadana Market, Fateh Jang Road, Benazir Chowk, Tarnol, is also 32 minutes away. This place features a fantastic kid’s play area, mini zoo, and well-managed indoor and outdoor sitting area. The staff is friendly, and while the restaurant offers a variety of food, the speciality of this restaurant is fish. Khyber Shinwari Tikka House, located on Peshawar Road, Haj Complex Chowk, I-14, is reachable in 34 minutes. Its speciality is Chicken Karahi while chapli kabab, shanwari and Pakhtun style meals are also favourites. Chick Fillet Restaurant on H-13, Rawalpindi, is 33 minutes away. It offers delicious fast food and pizzas. Lastly, Noorani Restaurant on Street 34, G-10/1 is a good place for Pakistani dishes.
For bakery items, you can visit any of the following nearby bakeries:
- Abu Zain Sweet Shop on Street Number 6 A, Jhangi Syedian
- Rahat Bakers on G-15 Markaz, Islamabad
- Tehzeeb Bakers on Mangla Rd, G-9 and,
- Kiani Sweets & Bakers, located in Naseerabad Rawalpindi.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
Sports Facilities and Fitness Centres in and near Gandhara City Islamabad
Having sports facilities and fitness centres near your home is not only fun but quite essential for your health too. After all, physical activities contribute a lot to the quality of our lives. Thankfully, there will be a good number of sports facilities and fitness centres in Gandhara City.
However, you wouldn’t have to go far for sports grounds and fitness centres if you wish to visit any of them outside of Gandhara City. Many parks and grounds are located near the society including Sports Complex Fazaia Islamabad in Block B Islamabad, located only half an hour away. Football Ground in G-15/1 Islamabad, and Cricket Ground G-11-1, Islamabad are also half an hour away from the neighbourhood.
There are several fitness facilities also available near the area. These include Ladies Fitness Studio on Street 85, G-13/1, X Sports Fitness Center on G-13/4 Islamabad, and EME Fitness Centre in Rawalpindi – all these are more or less half an hour away from Gandhara City.
Parks in and near Gandhara City Islamabad
The presence of parks near residential areas wonderfully enhances the market value of a property. Fortunately, Gandhara City has no shortage of beautiful and spacious parks, and it is well-stuffed with many children play areas, playgrounds, and gardens. On the other hand, University Town Park on Aziz Khan Road, University Town, can be reached in only 15 minutes and Kids Play Ground Fazaia Islamabad in Block C is 29 minutes away if you want to visit parks located outside and close by. In addition to these, G11 Markaz Park, Community Park on G 15/4, and PAF Colony Park Islamabad on Street 2, Block D are also some parks near Gandhara City, Islamabad.
Salons and Spas in and near Gandhara City Islamabad
A good number of salons and spas are planned to become operational in Gandhara City, Islamabad. So, your beauty and personal care will be aptly serviced within your community, and you wouldn’t need to step out of your society for these facilities.
However, to name-check some nearby salons and spas, you have the following options:
- Moon's Beauty Salon on G-15 Markaz,
- Dubai Hair Salon on Local Road, Tarnol,
- Hanee's Salon in Building#3 Mini Market, G-15/4,
- XPRESSIONS Ladies Beauty Salon, in Flat #3, Zeeshan Arcade Plaza Main G-15 and,
- Lilax Beauty Clinic & Insitute on G-13/1
Interestingly, all of these are located more or less half an hour away from Gandhara City.
The nearby areas of Gandhara City, Islamabad include Dhoke Hameeda (Rawalpindi), Top City-1, Sadat Colony, Mumtaz City, Fateh Jang Road, Tarnol Islamabad, G-15 Markaz, and Rawalpindi - Kohat Road, Islamabad Capital Territory. The location of Gandhara City is considered supremely ideal because many significant areas of Islamabad can be quickly and comfortably reached from the area. The roads are smooth and clean so people won’t face any problem commuting between Gandhara City and other neighbourhoods of the city. Besides, residents already have the best of both worlds, since all the necessary and modern facilities are readily and conveniently available to them within the society.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
The prices of properties in Gandhara City are expected to rise soon once the construction work is finished. A great hike in demand and prices of residential plots will be seen as more and more people are going for the gated-community lifestyle.
Importance of Gandhara City Islamabad from major locations nearby
- Islamabad International Airport is only around a 15-minute drive away
- Kashmir Highway is only half an hour away
- Islamabad Motorways Link Road is also half an hour away
- Dhoke Hameeda, Rawalpindi can be reached in around 35 minutes
You can also visit Islamabad Area Guides Page on Zameen to get the latest information on other housing projects and different areas of Islamabad.